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Pokémon Go update adds Team Rocket, plus new Shadow Pokémon to capture

A new update to Pokémon Go has Team Rocket grunts popping up at Pokéstops to battle trainers. Team Rocket grunts will battle you at a Pokéstop, similarly to how you can battle team leaders. If you win, they’ll run off and leave their Shadow Pokémon behind. From there, you can catch the Pokémon with Premier…

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Twitch Prime members get Fallout 76, Sims 4, of The Last of Us for free

A new promotion at Amazon offers a $15 gift card with a $15 purchase of Fallout 76, The Last of Us Remastered, and The Sims 4. It’s a little complicated, but you’re essentially getting a free game — provided you’re planning on buying something at Amazon in the next few months of course. This new…

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Fighting game player ‘Krucial B’ dies at tournament, Capcom confirms

Bryand McIntosh, a Louisiana-based member of the fighting game community, passed away this weekend during Defend the North, a yearly tournament based in New York City. According to participants present at the event, McIntosh suffered a seizure in the venue. “I witnessed someone having a seizure today in the [Defend the North] bathroom and I…

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Splatoon 2 fans are now convinced Pearl and Marina are an item

The results of Splatoon 2’s final Splatfest, which transpired over the weekend, are in: Chaos has won. Pearl is the ultimate victor … if you go by the official results. But if you read into the undertones of the post-event dialogue between Pearl and Marina, it’s possible you’ll pick up on something more. Pearl and…

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Joy-Con drift leads to class-action lawsuit against Nintendo

Last Friday, the law firm Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith filed a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo of America for claims related to a malfunction in Joy-Con controllers known as Joy-Con “drift.” The lawsuit follows a preliminary investigation opened by the firm on July 18 in which it solicited complaints online related to Joy-Con controllers. Andrew…

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Bungie explains Destiny 2: Shadowkeep’s new Artifact system

In the original Destiny, Artifacts aided Guardians by giving them additional perks and powers. In the Rise of Iron expansion, they even brought some significant changes to how the game played. But Bungie decided to leave the item slot behind with Destiny 2 in 2017. Starting with Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and continuing through the year,…

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StarCraft player and caster Geoff ‘iNcontroL’ Robinson dies at 33

Streamer, esports commentator, and former pro StarCraft player Geoff Robinson, also known by his handle “iNcontroL,” died this weekend. He was 33. Robinson’s Twitter account announced his passing, saying that Robinson died of a sudden illness on Saturday, just one day after his last Apex Legends stream on Twitch. With immense grief, we announce Geoff’s…

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3, codenamed Picnic, gets alpha test

The next Plants vs. Zombies game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One may be coming sooner than expected. Publisher Electronic Arts has already invited people to play a new game, codenamed Picnic, from the developers of the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare games, said people who say they’ve received such invitations via email. Picnic will…

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Meet Sigma, Overwatch’s new gravity-warping hero

After a weekend-long tease on the official Overwatch Twitter account, Blizzard revealed the game’s next hero. Meet Sigma, Hero 31 of Overwatch, who is revealed in a new origin trailer. This animation shows a non-linear sequence of events, showing a scientist examining the science behind gravity and attempting to harness the power of a black…

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Why Catan on Nintendo Switch doesn’t have local multiplayer

Catan, one of the most popular board games of the last few decades and the game credited with kicking off a tabletop boom, recently came to Nintendo Switch. I was excited to try it out, especially since I assumed it would mean my friends and I could play a casual game of Catan without the…

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